All sessions will take place in the auditorium of the Notre Dame Conference Center (McKenna Hall), with the exception of the Friday evening session which will be held across the street in the William and Mary Ann Smith Ballroom at The Morris Inn.

Please note Notre Dame is in the Eastern Time Zone.

Thursday, May 5

11:00am   Welcome

11:10am - 12:30pm     Neil Arner – University of Notre Dame
"Sin's Divine Discriminant and Empirical Effects" 

12:30pm - 2:30pm   Lunch Break (on own)

2:30pm - 3:50pm     Elizabeth Barnes – University of Virginia (speaker via videoconference)
“Hermeneutical Injustice and Disability Pride”

4:00pm - 5:20pm     Cynthia Rigby – Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
“Confessing Sin, Undoing Hypocrisy”

  • Commentator: Angela Carpenter – University of Notre Dame
  • Chair: Andrew Torrance – University of St Andrews

5:30pm   Bus departs the conference center to transport speakers, commentators, and chairs to the Speakers’ Dinner.

Friday, May 6

11:10am - 12:30pm      Jennifer Frey – University of South Carolina
"Aquinas on Sin and Self-Love"

12:30pm - 2:30pm   Lunch Break (on own)

2:30pm - 3:50pm     Tatha Wiley – Geneva, Switzerland
"Beyond Adam and Eve: Rethinking Original Sin"

4:00pm - 5:20pm     Calum Miller – University of Manchester
                               & Megan Fritts – University of Wisconsin-Madison 

“Sin and Supererogation”

5:30pm – 6:00pm   Cocktail Reception (pre-registration & payment required)
            The Morris Inn

6:00pm   Buffet Dinner (pre-registration & payment required)
            William and Mary Ann Smith Ballroom, The Morris Inn

7:15pm     Marilyn McCord Adams – Australian Catholic University & Rutgers University
"Sin: How Original?"

  • Chair: Hud Hudson – Western Washington University

(This talk is open to anyone registered for the conference, regardless of whether they registered for the dinner.)

Saturday, May 7

10:40am - 12:00pm     Timothy Pawl – University of St. Thomas
“Sin, Impeccability, and Temptation"

12:00pm - 2:00pm   Lunch Break (on own)

2:00pm - 3:20pm     Andrea C. White – Union Theological Seminary
“Sin and Nothingness: Divine Decision and Living Death”

3:30pm - 4:50pm     Jesse Couenhoven – Villanova University
“Can Animals Sin?”